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Chama Gaucha Steakhouse

3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
+1 630-324-6002
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (36 reviews)
“ribeye” (15 reviews)
“fried banana” (15 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you're hungry when you go here. It's pricey, but the experience is access to a huge selectionat the salad bar and waiters constantly making food runs around the dining area with all kinds of different meats for you to select as many different...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The quality and diversity of the cuts of meat at Chama Guacha is consistently very good - and so is their salad bar. Try the chicken salad at your peril. It is shockingly delicious and may trigger several trips back to the salad bar for...More

Thank NJA2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was out of town visiting colleges in the area and wanted to try Chi town Pizza. All of the Pizza joints has 2 + hour wait times on a Friday night. By luck I found this restaurant on Yelp. I'm glad we took...More

Thank Jonnynelson213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic! Out of all the Brazilian Steakhouses, both domestic and foreign which I’ve had the pleasure of dining at, Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse in Downers Grove, Illinois has no equal. I was surprised when we first sat down and had a chance to view...More

Thank MrWarrenM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoy this place. The food presentation at the salad bar is amazing, everything you could wish for is available. The meat selection is unbelievable and constantly available for you to choose or let it pass. The wine selection is more than adequate. We were...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I was given a gift certificate for lunch. I have been to other Brazilian steakhouses in the past, but by far this one is the most elegant. The dining room was done up very Tastefully and the staff service was superb. The food was cooked...More

Thank johnkowalski1971
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and ate for supper for my birthday. The food was delicious and the staff really wonderful. Salad bar had plenty of choices and the meat was tender and well seasoned. The desert was also very good. The staff is friendly and attentive throughout...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

From Reservation to the end of the meal, it was a really beautiful experience. Warm, inviting, cheerful and overwhelming. I was awestruck. We couldn't have been treated any better if we had been wearing crowns. Professional, Courteous, Friendly, Considerate Staff. Fully loaded salad bar, endless...More

Thank 600kiki
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This was our first trip to Chama Gaucha Steakhouse. We had heard from others that it was good, so we decided to give it a try. We were a Group of 8 adults with one being being Gluten Free due to food allergies. The manager...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I ate here with two colleagues while on a business trip. One had described it to me, but words alone cannot do this place justice. The salad bar was great, but don't fill up on it because the meat is the real attraction. Flip your...More

Thank Kerry M
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30 September 2017|
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Response from sandracF8623KP | Reviewed this property |
$60 per person plus drinks. Go with an appetite and try not to fill up on the awesome salad/soup bar! It's the best!
Mouse B
13 February 2017|
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Response from markmillieramon | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the many sides available. The salad bar can be visited as often as necessary for it's assortment of jamon and cheeses.
Yesterday we attended Chama Gaucha for dinner at the Houston location and while the food was very good as expected we left with a very sour taste because we were literally robbed at gun point when it came to settle our bill. We paid with a preloaded Visa card good for a total of $289.61, our total dinner bill was $241.33, but when Lupillo our server presented us with the bill, he first said that we had a credit for $9.00 to be applied to his tip but in the shuffle he changed his story to saying that it was wrong and that we were short on $9.00 asking for the $9.00 plus his tip. I was never satisfied with his attitude and self-created confusion therefore when I got home I call the Visa card and they told me that the amount charged by Chama Gaucha was in effect $ 289.60 (I have written proof of this fact) and to top it all off, Lupillo granted himself a generous additional tip of $20.00 Cash. Details and dishonesty like this result in angry clients; I will try to get my money back from Gama Gaucha and of course I will never visit any of their locations, another good place totally spoiled by dishonest employees
12 September 2016|
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Response from rdz18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry with your experience - maybe you should call the manager to let them know your experience so they can put a stop to the attitude of this server that is putting a bad taste to their name.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-324-6002
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Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil... Featuring 12 different cuts of meat from lamb, chicken, pork and beef served to you table side upon your request. Also offering an exquisite salad bar with over 30 items, from fresh vegetables, to house made salads, and gourmet cheeses. Along with your meal are traditional Brazilian side dishes. Our famous Brazilian cheese bread, garlic mash pototoes, fried banana, fried polenta, white rice, and black beans. All served to your hearts content. Come visit us and have a taste of southern Brazil!
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